Iran's Police, Russia’s National Guard Sign Security Cooperation Deal
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan and Director of Russia’s National Guard General Viktor Zolotov inked a cooperation agreement to strengthen security and law enforcement collaborations between Tehran and Moscow.
Brig. Gen. Radan arrived in Moscow on Monday on a two-day visit during which he met with Russian security and law enforcement officials to enhance security cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the two countries.
The Iranian police chief signed a memorandum of understanding with Zolotov on expansion of military and security relations between Tehran and Moscow on the second day of his visit to Russia on Wednesday.
The development and expansion of security and law enforcement cooperation, [and] the exchange of experience to deal with the factors that create insecurity are among of the axes of this memorandum, according to reports.
Also on Wednesday, Radan met with Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Radan and Patrushev exchanged views on interaction between the special services and law enforcement agencies of Iran and Russia, and signed a memorandum to jointly combat drug trafficking, organized crime and smuggling.
Speaking to reporters upon arrival at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, Radan described the visit as a “very good beginning” of closer cooperation between Iran and Russia.
The day before Radan arrived in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with his Iranian counterpart, Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi. According to the Kremlin and Tehran, the leaders discussed the recent Wagner mutiny.
Since Tehran and Moscow enjoy common interests in economic, military and security affairs as well as friendly relationship pursue common policies on regional and international developments especially when it comes to taking stances in the face of the United States’ unilateral and interventionist strategies.
Iranian officials say Tehran and Moscow, both subjected to tough economic sanctions by the Western countries, are determined to deepen their collaboration in various fields.